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Experts think environmental upturn from COVID-19 may only be temporary

Framed by saguaro cactus, the downtown Phoenix skyline is easier to see, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, as fewer motorists in Arizona are driving, following the state stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus, and it appears to be improving the air quality and decreasing the effects vehicle emissions have on the environment.

Kate Santillan, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2020

As COVID-19  continues to spread around the globe, more precautions and restrictions are being created to help slow the spread of the virus, forcing many people to abandon their jobs and daily lives to help combat the spreading of the virus. Businesses, stores and the entertainment industry have been forc...

Thrift shoppers’ focus shift from economy to environment

Color-coded sales are noted at the entrance of Village Discount Outlet.

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

Once used solely to save money, thrifting has since become focused on sustainability — and maintaining a vintage aesthetic. As vintage clothing rises as a trend, stores are able to “sell”the aesthetic for a higher price while still being associated with the “thrift store” name. Students incr...

Ignorance can’t be bliss

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018

After the UN's report that the Earth will greatly suffer from the devastating effects of climate change if action isn't taken on the gubernatorial level, people want to push the blame onto something other than themselves. We should blame ourselves for the internalized laziness when we have been presented...

One step backward

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Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018

The outlook of this country’s involvement in environmental policy in 2018 seems very bleak. In 2017, environmental policies took a step backward on past progress that shaped policies protecting the environment on both a domestic and international level. Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection A...

Offshore wind farms and the future of renewable energy

Offshore wind farms and the future of renewable energy

Adriana Kemper

October 3, 2016

Offshore wind farms have the potential to blow other sources of energy out of the water. Despite the fact that the Department of Energy estimates that the United States has an offshore wind capacity of four million megawatts of energy, “four times the generating capacity of all U.S. electric power...

The true cost of cheap oil

Quick Trip clerk Roxana Valverde adjusts the gas price sign numbers at a QT convenient store in Tolleson, Arizona. Gas prices continue to tumble nationwide. (Ross D. Franklin | AP)

Kate Kownacki

January 9, 2015

Decline in gas prices excites consumers, but environmental concerns should be considered Read More »...

Rising temperatures, global concerns

Rising temperatures, global concerns

Kevin Gross

September 28, 2014

Worldwide demonstrations express solidarity, concern about climate change Amid another year of frustration about continuing climate change, throngs of environmental activists congregated throughout the world on Sept. 21 to gather in a series of marches and environmentalist demonstrations referred to as the People’s Climate March. More than 2,700 events took place globa...

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